The Red Dawns collective invites you to join us at, our and yours, 25th International Feminist and Queer Festival!

Traditionally the festival's diverse feminist & queer program consists of concerts, performances, exhibitions, discussions and film screenings all produced by or for female/queer/LGBTIAP+ persons. This year we celebrate the anniversary of the festival and would like to treat our audience with programs of short DIY feminist and queer films, including screenings of feminist & queer porn & erotica.


We are interested in short films that present alternatives to mainstream pornography as a place where marginalised groups who are usually excluded from dominant representation find a powerful place of expression and re-appropriation. The submitted films should stimulate our brain, make us think and raise questions on society and on how we understand sexuality, desire, gender and lust.

We invite all the gorgeous film-video-pleasure-fun-excitement makers to submit your short porn and erotica films to be screened in Ljubljana in March 2024.


With this film program we aim to probe the boundaries of our representations, echoing not only our struggles but also our moments of happiness, our fears, and the profound connections we share in our communities. We are open to feminist and queer short films of any genre made by and/or for the representatives of the LGBTQI+ community.

The Red Dawns International Feminist and Queer Festival wants to create a safe space to collectively discuss and reflect on pornography, sexuality and sexual identity from feminist and queer perspectives. We warmly embrace all genres and on-screen media that are brimming with visions, reflections, community, and imagination.

Join us in reshaping the narrative and reclaiming our future. Submit your film today and be part of a movement that embraces diversity, challenges oppression, and champions the power of storytelling.


March the 8th is our holiday and we rightfully take our space, all queer feminists and queer people, and present our artistic, intellectual, creative and other underestimated, unexposed or invisible, but important work. It is time for our voices to be heard both on the Internet and in the streets, and for our laughter to echo, our smiles to shine, and our hugs to be woven.

All of us who are different, neglected, marginalized and invisible, we stay here! We work, create, care for the community and cultivate rebellion, and take time for ourselves as well. Joy is also a tool for the revolt against capitalism and repression!

* a collection of DIY festival's merch and a laurel

Please send us ONLY feminist and queer short films that break the established norms of gender & sexuality representations. We accept films up to 20 minutes that speak about female/non-binary/trans/queer/LGBI+ lived experiences, gender and sexuality, understanding of pleasure, sex work, sex activism, disability etc. and present feminist/queer/LGBTIAP+ fantasies, desires and practices.

♥ We do not accept mainstream straight cist porn or erotica ♥

Together with you, we want to celebrate tenderness, desire, openness, subversion, kinship - you name it!

✖️ Short films (up to 20 minutes) of any genre: fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, music video, video art.

✖️ The format required is MP4 HD 1920X1080.

✖️ We request that English-language subtitles accompany every application (also if the film is in English). If your film is selected, you are obliged to send us English subtitles in the .srt file.

✖️We will accept any work realised after January 2021 for the official selection in both categories.

✖️We welcome submissions that are sexy, playful, provocative, extravagant and subversive.

✖️ Participants must be aged 18 and above.

✖️All submissions are subject to the agreement(s) between the filmmaker/producer and the performers. The Red Dawns Festival holds no responsibility or rights to the content and will not be liable for any issues that may occur due to, or in part, to the submissions.

✖️We don’t tolerate sexist, homophobic, transphobic, body-shaming, racist narratives, and snuff films.

✖️If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

✖️Participants agree that clips and images from their film may be used and/or published in the festival program guide, website and for any promotional purposes which the festival deems appropriate.

✖️The Festival has the right to screen selected films during the festival and at the accompanying events without paying any screening fees.

✖️Submitting your movie, you authorise the Red Dawns to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills on our social media and site as well as our partner's media outlets.

✖️Payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.

✖️ All fees are non-refundable.

✖️WAIVER POLICY: We have a symbolic entry fee of 4 euros that allows us to keep the festival existing and independent. Nevertheless, especially being aware of the moment we all are facing, ♥ we can provide Waiver codes for films from Eastern and Southern Europe, Caucasus, Central and North Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East if needed.
♥ Contact us at red.dawns.femqueerporn@gmail.com ♥

Our team is here to support you.

Overall Rating
  • It was an honour to be included in this year's official selection at Red Dawns, and I look forward to participating again in the future. Thank you!

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Alex, thank you so much for being part of the Festival! Hope to see your new work this year.

  • Amina Maher

    An amazing experience. Thanks for having us.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Amina, we are truly honoured to screen your work at our festival!

  • Sakura Ardila Ortiz

    The organizers were very nice to me. I told them that this would be the world premiere of my film so they made an specific post about it on facebook. I also asked them for feedback after the festival was over and they told me what the public thought of my film.

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Sakura, thank you so much for being a part of our festival! We were extremely happy to present your film to the audience in Ljubljana.